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REPLAY: CFL issues fines to Bombers

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UPDATE: We were live at the Paul LaPolice media availability session at 4 p.m. today. Watch a replay of the coach's comments at the bottom of the story.

WINNIPEG - A few Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a little lighter in the wallet today.

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WINNIPEG - You asked, we answered: Free Press readers started offering to pony up from the moment the CFL announced they were fining members of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for speaking the truth about the refs in the Montreal game. Here’s your chance to help.

The total fines are estimated to be $2,500. That is our goal, and we hope to raise it quickly. Click here to donate!

These guys don't get paid like NFL players... should they be out of pocket for something the league admits was brutal?

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The Canadian Football League announced that four members of the club - head coach Paul LaPolice, DE Phillip Hunt, C Obby Khan, and DB Jovon Johnson - have received fines for comments made about the officials following Friday's heartbreaking 44-40 loss to the Montreal Alouettes at Canad Inns Stadium.

LaPolice was dinged $1,000 for his criticism, while Hunt, Khan, and Johnson were fined an undisclosed amount for their public displeasure. Those amounts are believed to be in the $500 range. The coach said in his media briefing today that the organization would not be picking up any of the fines handed out today.

The Bombers (3-9) take on the B.C. Lions (4-8) at Empire Stadium Saturday.

Watch the clip of LaPolice's comments below to judge for yourself.

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The comments that resulted in the fine:

 

 

Coach Paul LaPolice's response to the fine:

 

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Updated on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 3:08 PM CDT: Adds live video player, and video clip of LaPolice's comments

4:39 PM: fixes link.

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